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Meaning of TAKE IN

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  1. [v]  make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
  2. [v]  take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
  3. [v]  take up, as of knowledge or beliefs
  4. [v]  fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
  5. [v]  serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  6. [v]  take up as if with a sponge
  7. [v]  fold up, of sails
  8. [v]  express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
  9. [v]  take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
  10. [v]  accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
  11. [v]  see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"
  12. [v]  hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
  13. [v]  call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
  14. [v]  earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
  15. [v]  visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
  16. [v]  provide with shelter
  17. [v]  suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
 Synonyms: absorb, absorb, absorb, adopt, assimilate, befool, bring in, catch, clear, cod, collect, consume, draw, dupe, earn, fool, gain, gather in, gull, have, imbibe, ingest, ingest, invite, make, overhear, pull in, put on, put one across, put one over, realise, realize, receive, see, slang, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take, take up, view, watch
 Antonyms: abstain, desist, emit, give off, give out, let out, refrain, widen
 See Also: acquire, alter, aspirate, assume, attract, bear, betray, blot, booze, bring home, cannibalise, cannibalize, change, coal, deceive, do drugs, domiciliate, draw in, drink, drug, eat, eke out, farm, feed, fill, fuddle, fuel, furl, get, get down, gross, habituate, have, hear, hit, house, imbibe, imbibe, incorporate, kid, larn, lead astray, learn, listen, mop, mop up, partake, pay, preview, profit, pull, pull in, pull the leg of, put up, raise, rake in, rake off, replete, roll up, sample, sate, satiate, see, see, shovel in, smoke, sop up, spectate, sponge up, squeeze out, suck, suck in, suck in, suck in, sup, swallow, take, take, take home, take in, take up, taste, touch, try, try out, turn a profit, use, vary, visit, visualise, visualize, welcome, wipe up, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Take"-in`\, n.
Imposition; fraud. [Colloq.]